Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog.

Community call schedule

Community calls for the US Partner Community are led by experts from across the US Partner Team, and provide practice-building and business-building guidance.

Community name

December calls information

January calls information

Applications & Infrastructure

December 15 – Serverless

December 15 – Azure Reserved Instances

January 19

Business Applications

December 12 – Introduction to Bots for Dynamics 365

January 9

Cloud Growth and Profitability

December 12 – Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Hire and train for top performance

No calls currently scheduled

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

December 21

January 25

Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

December 1: IoT updates and new partner opportunities

January 5

Leading Edge Webinar

December 13 – Grow your business and attract new customers with rich digital content from Microsoft

January 17 – The 3 levers to increase your profitability

Marketing SureStep Office Hours

Every Thursday

Every Thursday

Modern Workplace – Productivity

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 12

Modern Workplace –  Security

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 16

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices

December 8  –  Q2 FY18 Updates

January 23

MPN 101

December 7 – Customer referrals for partners

December 13 – Partner licensing options

December 20 – New Partner Orientation Part Three

January 10 – New partner orientation

January 17 – Renewing your competencies

January 24 – Partner marketing resources

January 31 – Partner support options

Open Source Solutions

December 22

January 26

SMB Partner Insider

December 6 – All Regions

January 10 – All Regions

Week of November 27–December 1

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

November 27 Online High Availability and Disaster Recovery options for your Hybrid SharePoint Farm (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 27–30

Online

Advanced Dynamics 365 for Field Service for Presales

Presales roles

November 27

Online

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business - evaluate and explore what’s best for your organization (Session 3)

Sales roles

November 28

Community call

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Ask the Experts: Office 365 App Development –Integrating External Application with Outlook Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

New Microsoft 365 Powered Device Features Release with Windows 10, Office ProPlus, and Enterprise Mobility + Security

Business and technical roles

November 29

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner Technical Services

Business, sales, technical

November 28

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 1: Defining requirements for a Skype for Business deployment (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 28 Online

What's new in Azure  (Level 200)

Technical roles

November 28

Online

Cloud Growth and Profitability: Take your cloud business to the next level - crafted from best practices of over 1,000 Microsoft partners

Business and sales roles

November 28

Online

US StepUp: Using Azure Site Recovery – VMWare to Physical Machines to Azure Scenario

Technical roles

November 29

Online Ask The Experts on Office 365: Achieve more with Search and Delve (Level 200) Technical roles

November 30

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call

Technical roles

November 30

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI Common Scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

November 30

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business and sales roles

November 30

Online

US StepUp: Database modernization –The partner opportunity and what's new

Technical and business roles

December 1

Community call

Data & Artificial Intelligence Community call: IoT updates and new partner opportunities

Technical roles

December 1

Online

Introduction to Exchange Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 1

Online

External Sharing with SharePoint Online and Partner Facing Extranet Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 1

Online

Building Monitoring and Analysis Apps for Office 365 (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of December 4–8

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 4–8

Atlanta, GA

Advanced Dynamics 365 for Customer Service for Presales

Presales roles

December 4–8

Redmond, WA

Advanced Dynamics 365 for Sales and Relationship Sales for Presales

Sales roles

December 4

Online

CEO Panel - Former CEOs share path to their success

Business Decision Makers

December 4

Online

Driving Office 365 Adoption for Education Solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 4

Online

Migrating Applications to Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5–6

Dallas, TX

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent Technical Bootcamps

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Enhancing Microsoft Dynamics 365 with Azure

Business and technical roles

December 5

Online

Revenue Growth Expansion– Making Money by cross-selling Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Sales and technical roles

December 5

Online

Grow, manage & increase profitability with Enterprise Mobility Suite Internal Use Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure Application Development: Analysis services on Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Migrating application databases and authentication mechanism to Azure Active Directory (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Ask The Experts Skype for Business: Enterprise Voice Best practices (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Backup (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Introduction to Enterprise Mobility + Security and Azure Active Directory (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 PowerApps and Flow (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 5

Online

Getting Started with Office 365 App Development (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 6

Community call

SMB Partner Insider call – All Regions

Business and sales roles

December 6

Online

Grow, manage & increase business profitability by actively using Office 365 Internal User Rights (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Azure IoT Suite (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 3: Upgrading a Lync Infrastructure to Skype for Business (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Qualified Tools for migrating PBX Systems to Skype for Business

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Advanced Support for Partners (Level 100)

Technical roles

December 6

Online

Moving to Cloud with OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Customer referrals for partners

Business, sales, technical

December 7

Online

US StepUp: Business scenario demo focusing on Unified Service Desk

Business and technical roles

December 7

Online

Introduction to Power BI (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Effecting Organization Change through User Adoption

Business roles

December 7

Online

The power and intelligence of enterprise-class Azure infrastructure for Dynamics customers

Business roles

December 7

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: Integration Scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Microsoft Intune (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Skype for Business Fundamentals: Introduction to Skype Business Solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 and data analysis, Insights & Power BI (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

Branding your application with Office UI Fabric (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 7

Online

US StepUp: Introduction to Data Migration Service and SQL Managed Instance

Business and technical roles

December 8

Community call

Modern Workplace Partner Community call: Q2 FY2018 Updates

Technical roles

December 8

Online

Moving to Cloud with SharePoint 2016 (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 8

Online

Ask the Experts on Azure on PaaS: Logic Apps – quickly build powerful integration solutions (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 8

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business Module 4: Migrating a Skype for Business Backend Database to SQL AlwaysOn (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of December 11–15

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 11–13

Reston, VA

Building Cloud Based Applications with Microsoft Azure Gov

Technical roles

December 11

Online

FY18 Partner CEO Series – Leveraging tech teams and resources

Business Decision Makers

December 11

Online

Technical Deep Dive on migrating to Exchange Online (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 11

Online

Introduction to Azure IoT Suite (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 11

Online

Office 365 Teamwork Organization (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 12

Office hours

Cloud Growth and Profitability Office Hours: Hire and train for top performance

Business and sales roles

December 12

Community call

Business Applications Partner Community call: Introduction to Bots for Dynamics 365

Technical roles

December 12

Online

US StepUp: Leveraging Azure IaaS with Dynamics 365

Business and technical roles

December 12

Online

Revenue Growth Expansion– Making money with Hybrid Cloud

Sales and technical roles

December 12

Online

Visual Studio subscriptions renewal and Q&A

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Microsoft 365 Management (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Creating apps for the intelligent cloud: Scalability and architecting (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Skype for Business Hybrid and User Migration (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Ask Experts on Azure Application Development: Introduction to R and Python in SQL 2017 (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Technical Deep Dive on best practices moving from File Server To SharePoint Online (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Technical Deep Dive on hybrid cloud infrastructure using Windows Server 2016 (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

What's new and highlights for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 12

Online

Building apps with Microsoft Power Apps and Microsoft Flow (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 13

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner licensing options

Business, sales, technical

December 13

Online

Leading Edge Webinar: Grow your business and attract new customers with rich digital content from Microsoft

Sales roles

December 13

Online

Skype for Business Fundamentals: Skype for Business deployment methods (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Containers and Nano Server (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Ask the Experts App Dev: Cognitive Services, Making AI Easy (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Protecting Your Data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 13

Online

Big Data Analytics using Data Lake (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 14

Online

US StepUp: Using DMS and Azure SQL Managed Instance and GTM Offer

Business and technical roles

December 14

Online

US StepUp: The magic behind the Customer Service Demo

Business and technical roles

December 14

Online

Technical Deep Dive on deploying Skype for Business: Configure Cloud PBX with On-Premises PSTN Connectivity (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 14

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Power BI Common Scenarios (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 14

Online

Enhance your business with Dynamics 365 with Cognitive Services & Cortana Intelligence Suite (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 15

Community call

Applications & Infrastructure Partner Community call: Serverless

Technical roles

December 15

Community call

Special Applications & Infrastructure Partner Community call: Azure Reserved Instances

Technical roles

December 15

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid OneDrive for Business and Sites (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 15

Online

Creating Apps for the Intelligent Cloud: DevOps (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 15

Online

Ask the Experts on Office 365 App Development: Integrating and authenticating external application with Office 365 (Level 300)

Technical roles

Week of December 18–22

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

December 18

Online

Enhance your Business with Skype for Business Online Academy

Technical roles

December 18

Online

Technical Deep Dive on SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security: Introduction and Log Analytics (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Deploying Skype for Business: Deploying Conferencing and Skype for Meeting Broadcast (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 19 Online

Dynamics 365 for Customer Insights

Business and technical roles

December 19

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Exchange Online Hybrid Deployment Fundamentals (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 19

Online

Ask the Experts on App Development: Bots are the new apps - Building with the Bot Framework & LUIS (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 20

Online

Hybrid Cloud Management & Security:  Automation and Security (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 20 Online Ask the Experts on App Development:  Introduction to Azure Media Service (Level 200) Technical roles

December 20

Online

MPN 101 Community call: New Partner Orientation Part Three

Business, sales, technical

December 21

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives office hours

Business and sales roles

December 21

Online

Technical Deep Dive on Hybrid Cloud Storage (Level 300)

Technical roles

December 21

Online

Ask the Experts on Office 365: What's new in Office 365 Services (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 21

Online

What is new in Azure (Level 200)

Technical roles

December 22

Online

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of January 1–5

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 5

Community call

Data & Artificial Intelligence Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of January 8–12

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 9

Community call

Business Applications Partner Community call

Technical roles

January 10

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: New partner orientation

January 12

Community call

Modern Workplace – Productivity Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of January 15–19

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 15 – February 2

Community call

Advanced Developer Workshop for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition

Developers

January 16

Community call

Modern Workplace – Security Partner Community call

Technical roles

January 17

Online

Leading Edge webinar: The 3 levers to increase your profitability

Sales roles

January 17

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Renewing your competencies

Business, sales, technical

January 19

Community call

Application & Infrastructure Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of January 22–26

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 23

Online

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices Partner Community call

Technical roles

January 24

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner marketing resources

Business, sales, technical

January 25

Office hours

Cloud Services Partner Incentives

Technical roles

January 26

Community call

Open Source Solutions Partner Community call

Technical roles

Week of January 29 – February 2

Date

Location

Course, webcast, or call

Who should attend

January 31

Community call

MPN 101 Community call: Partner support options

Business, sales, technical

Microsoft 2018 events

Microsoft Inspire: July 15–19 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Microsoft Ignite: September 24–28 in Orlando, FL